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Casa Navarro State Historic Site and Museum

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Address: 228 S. Laredo St., San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone Number: 210-226-4801
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: Come explore the 1830s-1850s renovated adobe homestead and history of...
Come explore the 1830s-1850s renovated adobe homestead and history of Texas hero, José Antonio Navarro. Interact with multi-sensory exhibits and browse through our visitor center and museum store. Schedule your tour group or special event and take a moment to relax in our urban garden oasis.
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A Real Gem!

Jose Navarro played a MAJOR role in the independence of Texas but his role is too often over looked. Here you learn about what he did to help shape Texas. We could use more people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jose Navarro played a MAJOR role in the independence of Texas but his role is too often over looked. Here you learn about what he did to help shape Texas. We could use more people like him today! I highly recommend a visit to this little gem.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been meaning to visit Casa Navarro for decades. I'm so glad I finally made the trip from Austin to San Antonio to visit this historical gem. If you are a Texas history aficionado you will truly appreciate the Navarro homestead as one of the oldest surviving buildings of old San Antonio. The docent, Nano was very helpful; When... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This important bit of Texas history was mercifully saved when an unfortunate urban renewal project in the 1960s destroyed the surrounding 'Laredito' neighbourhood, depriving this site of an appropriate physical context. Even in its isolation in the midst of vast parking lots and next to a prison it is well worth visiting. Jose Antonio Navarro, one of the signers of... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On this trip to San Antonio, I sought out the lesser known and visited sites for Texas history. Casa Navarro is a Texas Historical Site and contains 3 buildings dating back to the 1830's to the 1850's, including the Jose Antonio Navarro family home and a building which served as a mercantile building and his office. The site was saved... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I came to Casa Navarro before I went to the Greyhound to board my bus back to Dallas. The docent allowed me to leave my luggage in front..A very kind gesture. He suggested I look at the short film in the gift shop to indroduce us to Navarro. I am glad I did..We did NOT learn about him in Texas... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This site is located in a parking lot and right next to the prison. We tried to visit it but it was closed. From outside it didn't look great. It's close to the Market Sq.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Casa Navarro is an oasis in downtown San Antonio. There are 2 buildings on site that date back to the 1850s and one that dates to the 1830s. It is the home of Jose Antonio Navarro, one of only 2 Hispanic signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. The exhibits are well done and the small site is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Excellent reimagined visual displays bring Texas colonial era to life. Some artifacts in drawers invite investigation by children and adults. Historical interest plus space for children to explore. Huge improvement! Gift shop added.

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Forney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a great place to learn about one of Texas founding fathers. Small place but worth the trip, great place to learn Texas history.

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